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Capt. Ryosuke Taki Receives Air Force Commendation Medal

Capt. Ryosuke Taki poses with his Air Force Commendation Medal

Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer poses with his Air Force Commendation Medal on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the United States and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)

Capt. Ryosuke Taki speaks of his experience during exercise Airborne 21

Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer speaks of his experience during exercise Airborne 21 on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the United States and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski speaks during an award ceremony recognizing Capt. Ryosuke Taki

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks during an award ceremony recognizing Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the United States and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski gives remarks during an award ceremony praising Capt. Ryosuke Taki

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, 5th Air Force vice commander, gives remarks during an award ceremony praising Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the United States and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski presents an Air Force Commendation Medal to Capt. Ryosuke Taki

Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, 5th Air Force vice commander, presents an Air Force Commendation Medal to Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the U.S. and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)

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